Meet Our Directors

Tony Wade & Dr Derek Weir

Tony Wade RN, BA, M.Admin

Director, Client Liaison

Tony Wade has 40 years experience in health care environments, encompassing roles as a clinical service provider, manager, executive, board member, researcher and consultant. Tony also has extensive experience as an advocate and researcher in addressing health issues from a consumer and carer perspective and as a consumer representative advisor to Ministers, agencies and organisations in areas such as medicines use and primary care.

In addition to current registration in nursing, Tony holds postgraduate qualifications in public and private sector management theory and practice and is a member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

Tony set up Australia's Health P/L in 1989 and since that time has consulted to, and participated in, many multi-stakeholder health projects in Australia across a range of health priority areas and service types.

Dr Derek Weir RN, BA, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD.

Director, Research

Dr. Derek Weir has over thirty years experience in quality clinical, teaching and research activity in the health sector, in roles as a registered nurse, university academic in health professional education, clinical and theoretical researcher in health interventions and health outcomes and volunteer stakeholder representative.

With degrees in psychology, biology and psychiatry, Derek has considerable clinical and research experience in the biological and psychological aspects of illness. He has conducted many education sessions for consumers and health professionals on the promotion and maintenance of health, and has published in both areas. Derek is skilled in research design and analysis, and provides support to a range of groups in applied and theoretical health research.

Derek has been Director of Research for Australia's Health P/L since its foundation in 1989. Since that time he has supervised and delivered multiple research and consultancy projects for health clients using collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.